News tagged with radiation

Quantum foam

Quantum foam. It may sound like the name of a new craft beer, but it's something even more amazing.

dateJan 04, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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Novel UV-mediated mode of DNA repair

UV light damages DNA. But LMU researchers now show that it can also mediate non-enzymatic repair of one type of damage, albeit in a specific context. This effect may have played vital role in early evolution of living systems.

dateDec 22, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Plants show stress in thermal spectrum

Plants experience stress as a result of growing under non-optimal conditions. For example, too little water or low temperatures lead to clear responses such as wilting or defoliation. But exposure to milder forms of stress ...

dateDec 15, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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